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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, november 2nd, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." gas shortages, power outages and traffic nightmares. tensions begin to boil over in the wake of hurricane sandy. a positive jobs report is out this morning, with just four days to go until the election. john dickerson will take us through the road map to victory for each candidate. we begin with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> red cross should have been here. there should be -- i have a knife on my stoop, waiting for someo someone. >> millions of americans spend another night in the dark. >> we're going to die.
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we're going to freeze. >> frustration is being felt by hundreds of communities in new york and new jersey. >> no supplies. our kids are homeless, they're cold. >> millions still have no power. long lines for just the little gas that's still left. >> it's a dog fight i hear. >> this is like preapocalyptic scenario. >> would you like to see inside? >> what does it look like in there? >> pretty awful. if you vote for me, we'll win this election, we'll keep moving forward. >> the signs out front forward, i think forewarned is a better word. >> don't you want this election over with already? >> the important october jobs report, just released, 171,000 jobs have been added. that's more than what was expected. lottery winner claims her ticket five months later. >> her mother put the ticket in her glove compartment and forgot all about it.
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>> are you ready? >> i think so. >> okay. let's see here. >> all that -- >> a game-winning shot! >> we're going to strip you of all your cma awards. >> because, willy, it appears there have been some doping charges. >> and all that matters. >> we'll see what it looks like when new yorkers lose the subway system we all rely on. >> on "cbs this morning." >> how hard is it to drain sea water from 20 miles of subway tunnels? put some sham wows down there. we have the technology. put some sham wows down there. we have the technology. please! captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. you can see how hurricane sandy has destroyed property and lives. now being blamed for 92 deaths
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in the united states. >> some 3.8 million utility customers in 13 states are still without electricity. most of them in new york and new jersey. new estimate says sandy will cause $50 billion in damage to the economy. that makes it the second most expensive storm in u.s. history, after hurricane katrina. >> nearly half of new york city's death from superstorm sandy happened on staten island. homeland secretary janet napolitano is going there today, where people say they're suffering and not getting enough help. anna werner, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you stand on this street in staten island you can clearly see the path of destruction wrought by hurricane sandy. cars picked up and tossed like toys. that continues throughout the neighborho neighborhood. many residents say they feel ignored. some residents of staten island have started calling it the forgotten burrough.
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across storm-ravaged staten island, frustrations are mounting. >> we're going to die! we're going to freeze! we've got 90-year-old people. >> reporter: residents are outraged, claiming their community has been ignored in the days following sandy while aid pours in to other parts of new york and new jersey. >> they don't talk about them that much. a lot of people here are hurting much it's upsetting. >> reporter: power is out. hundreds of homes have been destroyed and dozens of streets are impassable. still, the city is planning to go ahead with its annual marathon which kicks off on staten island saturday. >> the fact that the mayor wants to have a marathon this weekend when we have people who are -- lost their houses is unthinkable to me. >> reporter: suffering from the worst destruction from the hurricane. at least 19 of the 41 people who died in the city lived on staten
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isla island. more heartbreak thursday when searchers discovered the bodies of two little boys. monday night, while driving through the storm, glenda moore's suv became stuck in the floodwaters. moore rescued her boys, 2-year-old brandon and 4-year-old connor, but authorities say when she knocked on a nearby door for help, no one let her in. >> the way she described it, as the water was flowing basically just lifted the kids out of her arms as she's holding them by the hand. >> reporter: the storm's power and might caught many by surprise. >> i have never witnessed what i saw monday. never witnessed. this was the worst. >> reporter: aid is beginning to arrive. dozens of people lined up for free dry ice.
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>> how long is this going to last? i mean, this is a joke. >> reporter: staten island burrough commander, who i spoke to yesterday said between police and fire departments that they're doing everything they can here. they have some 500 people out here yesterday. also, officials are promising more help. new york city's mayor michael bloomberg says more bottled water and more ready-to-eat meals are on their way to residents here. the question is whether residents will see enough help and also feel like they've gotten enough help. back to you. >> that's right. anna weste anna werner, thank you. commuters are finding it's very hard to get gasoline, there are long lines and angry commuters. one man in queens was charged with waving a gun at another driver in as gas line.
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ben tracy, good morning. >> reporter: more than 50% of the gas stations in new jersey are closed. he we wanted to find gas stations that actually have gachlts we found it here in manahawkin. the secret is out. we've talked to people who have come 40, 50 miles away, because they're finding it difficult to fill up. >> i drove two hours here from hoboken. >> reporter: gas is being rationed in parts of new york and new jersey. the pumps are running on empty and so is patience. at this station in new jersey, frustration nearly became a fist fight. the police are being called in to literally keep anxious drivers in line as they try to cut each other off. >> no, no, no, no. >> reporter: aaa says 60% of gas stations in new jersey and 70% of those on new york's long island are now closed. >> no gas. it's like, what are we going to do? >> reporter: in fact, there is no fuel shortage.
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there's a shortage of electricity. without power there's no way to get the gas into your tank. and some stations are shut down entirely. >> in order to pump the gas, you need electricity. in order to run the cash recommendation t register or the credit card system from the pump to the credit card company you need electricity. >> reporter: john hofmeister is founder and ceo of citizens for affordable energy and former president of shell oil. squeezing the delivery for fuel to stations that are open. 13 of the region's 32 fuel terminals are without power. >> you don't have electricity at the depots, which fill the delivery trucks or if you don't have electricity at a retail station, you can't really sell gas to the public. >> reporter: jimmie and barbara dwyer drove 30 miles to find gas in manahawkin, new jersey, to run their generator at home. how much of a lifeline is it for
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you? >> when you have no power and it's getting really cold now, you need power. we have no lights, no heat. >> reporter: that's why there is so much panic buying at the pump. >> this is like preapocalyptic, you know. >> reporter: why do they have gas here when other people are so short? the short answer is power. gas stations have power and people around here for the most part have power. they don't have those generator issues. however, take a look at what's going on in secaucus, new jersey, people are loined up for miles waiting to get gas. if any of those people want to come to manahawkin, however, it's a long drive, 97 miles away. >> ben tracy, thanks. they are predicting electricity will be restored to lower manhattan by tomorrow. more subway trains are running this morning while drivers could see another day of serious gridlock. jim axelrod is in lower
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manhatt manhattan. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this gives you a pretty god idea of what the commute is like on this friday morning. the traffic signals are out. because there's no power. that creates quite a bit of chaos at the intersections as these negotiations go on about who is going to get the right of way. all over the city, as we said, chaos. the bridges and tunnels choked with vehicles. traffic stretching for miles. through midnight tonight police will continue to turn away cars with less than three passengers. public transportation, lines for shuttle buses reached three hours yesterday. getting rid of water that's still flooding out tums and roads. tough job here. army corps of engineers is here to help, planning to suck out 10 million gallons. trucks being air lifted here to help restore power. pretty simple equation. the quicker they get power on, the quicker the congestion will
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be reduced around new york. con ed, the power company that takes care of new york city says by tomorrow all 227,000 customers who are still without power should have their power restored by saturday. back to you. >> jim axelrod, thank you. cia is fighting back this morning against charges that it did not respond to the attack on the american consulate in benghazi, libya. senior intelligence officials say 25 minutes after the first call for help cia operatives were on their way to rescue the consulate staff. christopher stevens and three other americans were killed in the september assault. chersharyl attkisson has photost show insight cops late hours before the attack. the october jobs report has just come out and could have an impact on the presidential race, because the numbers are better than economists expected. rebecca jarvis is here with the
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numbers. what do they tell us? >> they tell us there has been more job creation but unemployment is still ticking higher. 7.9% is the unemployment rate in this country even though 171,000 jobs were added in the month of october. when the jobs picture starts to improve, more people start out looking for work and that increases unemployment. >> how does this fit into the campaign debate? >> it's interesting. unemployment as it stands now is.1% higher than when president obama took office, but the jobs creation rate in this country is improving. if you look at last year on average, monthly basis we were creating about 153,000 jobs a month. now we're creating about 157,000 jobs a month and it's really across industries. we saw some strength in construction, which we really haven't seen since the recovery began. that's a good sign for housing as well. >> most people believe this is sustainable? >> they believe it's sustainable but they believe that hurricane sandy is going to have an
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impact. and so when you look at next month and the figures for the rest of the year, you will see some of that show up. >> rebecca, thank you very much. rebecca jarvis on the new economic numbers. norah? in a statement governor mitt romney calls the job numbers a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill. they both went on the attack for the first time since hurricane sandy. >> this is no time for small measures. this is time for real change. when i'm elected president on day one, we'll bring real change to america. >> he's saying he's the candidate of change. well, let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering sure ain't change. >> reporter: before the numbers came out, i asked robert gibbs if the higher jobless rate supports romney's criticism of the president's record. >> look, i think what we expect to see is continued movement forward, 32nd month of positive,
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private sector job growth adding to the 5 million jobs that have been created as a result of those positive months. look, we're not where we all we want to end up, but we are making serious, important progress moving forward. mitt romney isn't a change agent. he wants to getg back to the economic theory that got us into this mess. >> four days left until election day. you get a sense of what candidates think are important, both mitt romney and paul ryan going to pennsylvania. that state. does that mean you're in trouble there in pennsylvania? >> no. i think it means the romney/ryan campaign is desperate to try to figure out how to win this race outside of the states that they've been contesting for 15 months. i think that's all pennsylvania is for the romney/ryan campaign. john mccain spent the last weekend in 2008 in pennsylvania in a desperate attempt to do this as well. >> the president he is making three stops in wisconsin, though. that is a state, however, that
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in maps that the president's campaign manager has shown us months ago was in the safe category for the president. why does the president need to spend so much time in wisconsin in these final days? >> what the president wants to do in these last stops, as you heard him on the video there, is present the case one last time in front of people in wisconsin. we want to show people we're moving this country forward and moving this economy forward. >> that's a safe state, why is the president spending his vital time there? >> we want to make sure we lock it in. and, again, we want to put the choice in front of the american people. mitt romney wants to take us back to an economic theory that got us into this mess with tax cuts for the rich that he hopes trickles down and somehow helps the middle class. that's not change. that's more of the same. >> there's no information about the consulate attack in benghazi, about the cia's role, how long it took for them to respond there. there seems to be this dribbling out of information from this administration. respond to the critics who say
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the president needs to do more on this and he is running out the clock until after election day. >> nobody wants to find out what happened more than the president and this administration. that's why he and the secretary of state have ordered a comprehensive investigation as to everything that happened that night in benghazi, everything that led up to it, so that we can get answers. we'll put people in harm's way doing the diplomatic business of this country, we need to ensure that when we do that, we do it with their safety utmost in mind. that's what this investigation will show us. obviously it's clear -- i don't have any information other than what i read in the morning newspapers on this. if the cia was pivotal in responding to militants that were attacking the consulate in benghazi, despite reports earlier that they had not been. >> robert gibbs, thank you so much. we appreciate it. charlie? cbs news political director john dickerson is with us now. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> what states are most important for the president? you heard norah talking about wisconsin, romney's campaigning
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in pennsylvania. where is it most important? >> the president is going to all the eight battleground states but ohio. if you look at the numbers, as we're about to here in a minute, if governor romney doesn't win ohio it becomes very hard for him. ohio, wisconsin, iowa, the big fi firewall for the president. >> and for romney, what does he have to do? >> he has to win ohio. we'll go through it here. but ohio is just a key state for him. if he doesn't, then he's got to pick up a lot of other states on the map. let's take a look now, actually, at the route for governor romney. if he gets ohio -- we'll give him ohio here. we'll also give him florida and north carolina, two states where he's doing well. we'll also give him virginia, with its 13 electoral votes. we're starting here with a map of other states that he would definitely get. now you've got him at 266. now he can take any one of those
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remaining five battleground states to win, even four electoral votes from new hampshire. that shows you why ohio is such a big deal. if we take ohio back off the map that takes him down to 252. >> of those that you just showed putting him at 266, how many of those states is he leading in? >> well, this is -- if you really want to start in his strongest positions are really in north carolina and virginia. excuse me, north carolina and florida. that only gets him to 235 if you add in the states he's already got. so that's really where he's doing the best right now. that's why his path to 270 is so tough. >> and the path for the president? >> well, the path for the president is better. you could even see a situation with the president where if he lost virginia, let's give virginia, ohio and florida to romney. then if the president wins everywhere else -- so if he wins everywhere else, he gets well above 27 0.
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what i've done there is by giving virginia, ohio and florida to governor romney, that still allows the president to win. those are three big states for romney but still a path for the president. >> if you give north carolina to romney? >> if you give north carolina to romney, you still have 272 for the president. so romney could win north carolina, ohio, virginia and florida and there's still a pth for the president to 270. >> here is what the republicans seem to believe governor jeb bush on this program yesterday, he said they believe the undecideds are going to governor romney. >> if that happens, will it change the dynamic? what's the mind of the undecideds? >> well, i asked for a response from undecideds for a piece i wrote and got about 260 responses. these are people who are willing to write in to talk about this. that's not the entire pool of undecideds. the mind of the undecided is essentially they're frustrated
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with the president, not sure he can handle the economy. they think mitt romney can. what worries them, though, in the sense that these undecideds, referendum on romney, they are worried he might pursue an aggressive conservative social agenda or aggressive conservative foreign policy. they're not interested in that. thinking only about the economy, th . we are at the tech museum of innovation in san jose. if you want to come down here and enjoy the great science festival and you want to do that, hey, we have some great weather outside today. it looks like things will stay dry. the temperatures running a little bit cool, 40s and 50s now, but by the afternoon, high pressure taking over. and the temperatures warming up. we're planning on 60s and 70s. much improved weather throughout the weekend. high pressure bringing some 80s by sunday and monday. then cooling off toward the middle of next week. as superstorm sandy bears
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down on new jersey, delta airlines starts moving planes and people all over the country. >> it's orderly. we know exactly where they're going and it's clean. >> we'll go inside the operations control center this morning to show you how delta shut down service, then restarted it after the storm. and two top intelligence officials from afghanistan came to washington for a training course. then they disappeared. so where did they go and are they a threat? former intelligence insider john miller has some answers only on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" supported by sargento off the block shredded cheese. are we there yet?
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good morning. word from chp of the new problem leaving walnut creek westbound 24 approaching pleasant hill road. multcy vehicle crash blocking lanes. expect delays. live look outside the nimitz 880 in oakland, no delay at all, no problems at all, northbound or southbound 880 near the oakland airport. bay bridge backed up to the maze. with more on your forecast, let's go live to san jose with lawrence. >> yeah, we're at the tech museum of innovation. they are having a science festival here and folks, i think the weather is going to work out very nicely today. we are seeing some dense fog this mornin in the valleys, temperatures in fact 40s and 50s. by the afternoon that should lift. we'll see sunshine, passing clouds, and 60s and 70s. the weekend is going to be great. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com ,,,,,,,,
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new york city is still dealing with the effects of hurricane sandy. new york city is still dealing with the effects of hurricane sandy. because of all the congestion in the city, mayor bloomberg is only allowing car with his at least three passengers to drive into manhattan. that's right. you can't cross the bridge with a bunch of empty seats, which was very confusing for clint eastwood. it was like, i've got four obamas in the car. welcome back, everybody, to "cbs this morning." i'm norah o'donnell in washington. charlie rose is in new york. good morning, charlie. >> good morning, norah. come back soon. >> i will. i'm coming back tonight. i'll have to find some people to fill up that car. you know, it's now been four days since superstorm sandy. the situation is much better in the air than on the ground in new york. air travel in the northeast is nearly back to normal after some 20,000 flights were canceled this week. >> mark strassmann is at
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atlanta's hartsfield-jackson airport. g good morning. >> reporter: good morning. airlines have really learned from past weather disasters and how to better prepare for them. to find out what's changed we asked delta airlines for a backstage tour of its operation and of its emergency plan. when the delta flight from richmond landed in new york thursday morning, laguardia airport was back in business after a three-day hurricane shutdown. next 14 flights that touched down here were all delta's, too, made possible because of the people in this room 900 miles south in atlanta. >> this is what we control, the entire mainline prigs of delta. >> reporter: dave holtz, 33-year delta veteran, controls this. it's massive, 650 employees round the clock control delta's a1,6 hyundaily flights. a week ago today holtz and his team began phasing in the
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emergency response, three days before landfall. >> that's the part that the customer doesn't see, what a lot of folks in the field don't even see necessarily, how we're getting those dominos all set up so that when we do take them down, it's orderly, we know exactly where we're going and it's clean. >> in-house team of 27 meteorologists like mike heying. >> naring it down to exactly what we think we're going to see and not saying somewhere between d.c. and boston. >> reporter: with confidence sandy would come ashore south of new york city, but batter the city's airports the worst. >> sandy was coming in, were you nervous, the airline? >> no. >> reporter: because? >> not at all. because we had a plan ready to go. >> reporter: holtz set that plan into motion over the weekend,
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waiving change fees. and flying extra employees into new york before the hurricane struck. you caps canceled flights earli than you probably had to, but the goal was to get back up to speed once the storm passed as early as possible? >> that's a good assessment. you take it down in orderly fashion for customers and for us here in the operations center, you're able to bring it back that exact same way. >> reporter: sandy closed 15 northeast airports, including all three that service new york city. delta had canceled 1,445 flights and some passengers were upset. >> i'm trying to go to india. my mother is very sick. >> reporter: but you didn't see this image, terminals pa s pack with stranded travelers. >> one of the goals was to prevent turning the airport into
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this unnecessarily frustrated, grumpy people. >> row wee tried to keep the grumpy, frustrated people in my office. nobody benefits from customers at the airport that can't fly. >> reporter: holtz's atlanta team coordinated with emergency officials. yesterday morning holtz showed us the last new york airport coming back to life. >> good depiction. pam has laguardia up, service depiction of laguardia. >> reporter: those green lights are delta planes. >> the whole thing becomes triage if it's not taken down properly. in this case, orderly shutdown, orderly start up. >> reporter: faa told us to expect laguardia to be running at 60% of normal operations today. delta expects to be running at 100%. charlie and norah? >> mark strassmann, thanks. interesting inside look twonchts afghan security officials are admission after a visit to the united states. they're both experts in
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the fbi is searching this morning for two missing intelligence officials from afghanistan. they disappeared one week ago after visiting washington and meeting with federal officials. >> both men were taking a course at the martial center program for advanced studies. former assistant director of national intelligence, he has taught classes at the marshal center. good morning. >> we're talking about two individuals here. one is major farouk azada, national director of security in afghanistan. he is in charge of their
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counterterrorism and organized crime section. the other is the deputy chief of the american and european department of afghanistan's intelligence agency. it has 30 different departments. these are two significant figures, section chief and deputy chief. >> how did they go unaccounted for? >> they were there for the marshal center program, which is a terrific program. i've been to the program. i've lectured at the program. it works in germany. then they do a washington trip where they tour the fbi, the capital, the supreme court. they go to the pentagon, get a series of briefings about how security works in a democracy. and on october 26th, which was friday, as we were watching a gathering storm, they were gathering to get on planes to go home and these two didn't show up. >> is there a concern on the part of national security officials in the government? >> there is. fbi has issued a be on the
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lookout alert that's gone to police agencies, intelligence fusion centers. so the dark scenario is that these are two significant intelligence officials from afghanistan with the issues of green on green attacks, what are they up to? why did they run away? is this part of a plot? if we were watching homeland, that would be the scenario. >> but we're not. it's real. >> people working the case are more of the mind that -- and this has happened before. that they may be moving toward canada to try to seek asylum because it's easier to get there or maybe just wanted to spend a little more time in these great united states. >> they decided no longer wise to go back to afghanistan for whatever reason? >> maybe they just like it here. >> norah? >> a quick question on that, though. how does this happen? the two afghan senior people go missing within the united states? shouldn't we be tracking them? >> well, norah, part of this program is, you know, these are
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senior people. these are the chiefs or deputy chiefs of sections of military and intelligence and security departments from around the world, nato countries, u.s. allies. they're treated with some respect. they're given a degree of ability to move around while they're here. they're our guests and visitors and this doesn't happen often. >> john, i also want to ask you about this story about a secret service officer assigned to the president's protective detail who was found dead in his car of an apparent suicide. do you think this is linked to the prostitution scandal that enveloped the secret service? >> this is a story we broke on cbs news.com and on the radio yesterday as it unfolded. this is -- the prostitution scandal was last april. he is not linked to that at all. raphael pietro was -- i guess you could sum it up as collateral damage. agents were asked who else did they know about who might have had a relationship with a foreign national that was
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unreported? he had been involved for two years with a woman from mexico that had not been
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♪ sweet emotion ♪ it's being reported steven tyler and his fiancee are breaking up. yeah, the quote from the press release said, my old lady and i just couldn't make it work, but i wish steven the best. >> always tough on steven tyler. back in the 1970s tv's six million dollar man had a hero with bionic parts. the future is here for one man that lives outside of seattle and as barry petersen reports, he'll use his unique bionic leg this week in a demonstration of strength and science. >> jack built a house? >> reporter: when zac vawter heads out for a walk with his
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family, his amputated leg is no big deal. >> i'm not sure they remember dad with a normal leg, so it's just the way it is. >> reporter: but what he wants to do now, with a different leg, is a very big deal. it could help in changing the lives of thousands of amputees who have lost a leg. it involves this experimental leg, that like the real thing, obeys signals from his brain. but his story starts with a 2009 motorcycle accident that cost him his leg from the knee down. vawter knew about experimental surgeries so he persuaded neurosurgeons to save nerves from the amputated leg and attach them above the knee. he reached out to dr. levi hargrove at the center for bionic medicine. he wanted a chance at this leg.
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>> we have electrodes or sensors, antennas o his muscles. he thinks about bending his knee or benning his ankle. we decode those signals and send a command to the center. >> reporter: the $8 million is funned by the military, anxious to find better prosthetics for wounded warriors. >> i think about moving my foot or knee or leg like anybody does, and the prosthetic responds. >> reporter: ready for the ultimate endurance taste, the annual stair climb in chicago, at skyscraper once known as sears tower. >> i'm excited for it. i'm excited to climb the tower. it's going to be a good day and a lot of fun. >> reporter: the climb is also a fund-raiser for the rehabilitation institute of chicago, which includes dr. hargrove's lab. he will climb with vawter and is already nervous about how he will match up against the bionic man. >> i'm was in he might beat me.
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>> reporter: just doing it will go a long way in showing that man and a machine his brain controls can give amp tees a leg that is as close to the real thing as science can now get. for "cbs this morning" barry petersen, los angeles. this is an extraordinary story, norah, about how the brain and connecting it to these artificial limbs and how it can send signals. it's the frontier of where medicine is going. >> it is a new frontier, and hopefully one that can help our veterans who have lost limbs in these wars in afghanistan and iraq. what an interesting story from barry petersen. coming up, we'll talk about what makes ohio so critical to the presidential candidates. republican strategist tells us what his focus groups, men and women, are telling him, about the campaign. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion sponsored by macy's.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everybody. it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. san jose fire investigators say four dogs may have saved a man's life by waking him up while his home was burning. the fire began around 8:00 at a fourplex on ivy creek circle. one of the dogs became disoriented and didn't make it out of the home. four days until election day. the latest field poll shows proposition 30 is slipping. 48% of those polled are in favor with 38% opposed. and 14% still undecided. prop 30 calls for a temporary quarter cent sales tax increase and would raise the state income tax for those making more than $250,000 a year. if prop 30 loses it would trigger automatic deep cuts to
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good morning. first, breaking traffic always know. we are hearing about some muni delays due to an incident on the tracks near the montgomery station. on the roads, bay bridge looks good. "friday light" here. no big delays heading into san francisco. on the maps we are watching a couple of different traffic accidents westbound 24 approaching pleasant hill road. multi-vehicle crash blocking lanes. that is traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> we are live at the tech museum of innovation in san jose. they are having a science festival here. folks traveling around the bay area this morning, watch out for patchy dense fog in some of the valleys. 40s and 50s this afternoon, high pressure taking over, a few clouds and sunshine, 60s and 70s. the weekend looks great, much warmer through sunday with an offshore wind. staying nice through the first part of next week. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com ,,,,,,,,
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it's 8:00 a.m. welcome back to "cbs this morning." super storm sandy, victims could be in the dark for another week. this morning, frustration and even rage is building across the region. we'll look at how men and women in ohio are seeing the presidential race in its final days. but first here is a look at what's happening in the world and what we've been covering on "cbs this morning." >> we're going to die. we're going to freeze. we've got 90-year-old people. >> every day we see new evidence of how super storm sandy has destroyed property and lives. >> many residents say they believe they've been ignored. some residents of staten island have started calling it the forgotten borough. >> commuters are finding it's
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very hard to get gasoline. >> no gas. what are we going to do? >> how much of a lifeline is this gasoline for you right now? >> well, when you have no power and it's getting really cold now. >> a pretty simple equation, the quick their get power on, the quicker the congestion will be reduced around new york. >> more job creation but unemployment is still ticking higher. 7.9% is the unemployment rate in this country even though 171,000 jobs were added in the month of october. >> look, we're not where we all want to end up, but we are making serious important progress. >> for romney, what does he have to do? he's got to win ohio. >> the national guard is assisting the jersey shore. governor chris christie and president obama have been strategizing together on the cleanup and joe biden is using his teeth to illuminate hoboken. charlie rose with gayle king. norah o'donnell is in
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washington. conditions are slowly getting better after super storm sandy, but not fast enough for its victims. at least 92 people have died because of sandy. 3.8 million utility customers still have no power. that is less than half the outages at the peak of the storm. >> the homeland security secretary today is visiting staten island where storm victims say they've been ignored. this morning, drivers are waiting in long lines to get into manhattan and waiting in long lines elsewhere just to get gas. the town of long beach was very hard hit and the there's been a flood of sea water into the streets. homes have been ruined. seth doane is in long beach to bring us up to date on what the community is facing this morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, gayle. it is quite a scene out here. there are still 600,000 people on long island without power. that's down from about a million without power right in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. one of the problems with
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restoring power is first debris has to be removed. take a look at the debris in coastal communities like this one. that debris is sand. look at this giant pile of sand we found at the end of just one street. it's 20 feet high. i'm looking down -- buried in the sand below me. almost on about the second floor here, you pull to the second floor of this apartment complex. when that storm surge rushed a ashore here in long beach, it carried with it stons and tons f sand and buried cars like you'd see cars buried by snow in a blizzard. gayle? >> seth, can you give us some idea on when the power will be turned back on? >> reporter: well, the long island power authority says that the vast majority of customers will receive their power in the next seven to ten days, which is quite a bit of time. here residents have been told it could be even longer.
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there are some hearty souls living here despite an evasion order. there is a curfew in effect. we were here last night, it was quite dark. still a long way to go here. >> seth doane, thanks. norah? only four days left in the presidential election. president obama and governor mitt romney came out swinging on thursday. >> he's got to find something to suggest it's going to be better over the next four years. so we came up with an idea last week which is he's going to create the department of business. we don't need a secretary of business to understand business. we need a president who understands business, and i do. >> so in the closing weeks of this campaign, governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up the very same policies that failed our country so badly, the very same policies we've been cleaning up after over these last four years. and with a straight face, he's
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offering them up as change. >> we've been talking a lot about ohio as a state that could decide the race. this week's quinnipiac cbs news poll shows a significant jenter gab gap in ohio. more men for romney and more women for obama. two focus groups this weekend in ohio, one with men and one with women. >> who is undecided? why does mitt romney lag in ohio? >> i think it's a bunch of hard working people. it's manufacturing. everybody gets up. they go to work. romney, i think they look at him as the boss. obama, you can kind of sit down, talk to the guy one on one. >> i think part of it is, since kasic became governor and implemented his policies and turned things around, obama is getting part of the credit for what's happening in ohio. ohio is only at 7% unemployment. what he's done to sit there and turn the state around is
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unfortunately giving credit to the president. >> ohio, i think it's the auto industry. i think it's what obama did and when he stood behind the people and the auto workers. >> the unions in ohio is why obama is strong right now. >> show me by hands how many of you voted for him in 2008. how many of you are definitely voting for him in 2012. what the hell happened? >> the promises were not met. >> i'm disappointed because he didn't do what he said he wanted to go. the only thing is i'm not sure i like the alternative. >> who leans towards barack obama? raise your hands. who is leaning towards mitt romney? is romney in touch with you all? >> no. >> why not? tell me why not. >> romney is more just focused on big business. >> if they find something and they bring it against him, all of a sudden he changes his tune.
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that's not what i meant. >> does obama understand you? >> i think barack obama grew up middle class or lower middle class, so i think he can relate. i think that mitt romney always grew up wealthy. >> i think he relates to everything that we stand for, women's rights, children raising children. he's a family man that is how -- that's why women like obama. she a family man, he's been there with us. mitt romney has never needed. >> when is obama going to take responsibility for the 47 months of his presidency? you can't have it both ways and say i inherited a mess. i got osama bin laden but didn't use the intel. you can't have it both ways. >> i'm not sure that barack obama can turn it around in the next four years and i don't think mitt romney can either. it's going to take time. >> frank luntz is with us now from cincinnati.
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good morning. if you look at these focus groups and what shea they said, is the case baked in ohio for one of the two candidates? >> it's a challenge for barack obama to win over the men. it's a challenge for mitt romney to win over the women. you heard it with your own ears. it's whiplash. the gender has an impact, age has an impact. ethnicity has an impact and income has an impact. this is ground zero. $30 million were spent in the last week alone. i'm told they're coming close to the $200 million mark in ohio for the campaign. that is unprecedented. voters have had enough. i just got here a couple hours ago. i was in ohio a few days ago. i turn on the tv and every single ad is a political ad. they've had it. >> both candidates are coming to ohio. can that make a difference? is this capable of changing wherever it is now? >> let me be clear because i want to change a misconception
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among viewers. there are no undecided voters anymore. everybody has an opinion, a leaning. charlie, the difference is there are some people who haven't absolutely decided whether they're going to vote. there's another segment who lean either towards romney or obama but they can still be influenced. when these candidates come, what they're hoping is they will say something, some sound bite, some story that connects with people. i think ohio is going down to the wire. i think ohio will be decided by less than 1% of the votes. we may be talking to political lawyers five days from now rather than voters. >> frank, we see that the president is in ohio every day for the next four days. romney is there only at least once, according to his schedule. does that suggest that the republicans have decided, look, ohio is trending the other way and that's why they're sending romney, for instance, to new hampshire and to pennsylvania to try to broaden the electoral map? >> i know that paul ryan is coming back here. i think he's coming back every
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day. you've got surrogates all over the state. you can't drive anywhere, norah, without bumping into a u.s. senator, congressman or someone involved in temperatural campaign. i want to throw something out to you. i think that wisconsin -- we don't talk about it that much, that wisconsin may be the balance to ohio. it's very popular for -- paul ryan is known and has a good favorability rating there. they've got a republican governor. they've got a key senate race. you'll see a lot of republicans going over in the same general vicinity. ohio is at play but other states are equally important. >> your focus group took place before hurricane sandy. it's believed all candidates put politics aside for a short period of time. do you think that hurt governor romney's momentum or how much do you think it hurt his momentum? >> there was clear momentum. in the polling we were watching on a daily basis -- every state, particularly those not right in the middle of the campaign, you
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could see movement. i do believe the movement was stopped. i think the campaign is back on again. but those 72 hours were precious for the romney campaign. at this point the national polls show it a dead heat, state by state. barack obama has the tiniest of leads. what you saw in that focus group is a lot of anger, a lot of frustration and a desire for this election to be over with. >> you are saying, frank, if the vote was at this moment, you believe what? >> if the vote is at this moment, i believe mitt romney wins the popular vote by the tiniest of margins and i believe barack obama wins the electoral college. >> i mean in ohio. >> the vote right now, obama has got about a one, 1.5 point lead, within the margin of error. close enough that romney can close in the last 96 hours. that's why the rally,,
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governor christie announced mandatory water restrictions. no one in new jersey is allowed to water their lawns. and seeing how their lawns just received 18 inches of water seems like a reasonable request. you can gym and tan but no longer water. >> sometimes you have to be clear. new york city governor is clear. he said this week we have a 100-year flood every two years now. this morning we'll talk about climate change and superstorm
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sandy with one of america's leading scientists. but right now, dr. holly phillips has a reminder for millions of people affected by sandy. >> reporter: good morning. today in "healthwatch," food safety after the storm. now that we've gotten through the superstorm, it's time to look at the food that made it with us. some of it may no longer be safe to eat. but a few simple tips can help you decide what to keep and what to discard. first, throw away all foods and plastic containers that have floodwater. even if wrapped in paper or plastic, they're not safe and you cannot disinfect them. undamaged cans of food are able to be used, but be sure to remove the labels, wash and disinfect them with bleach. canned chicken, fish and beans are good sources of protein if you still don't have power. and if you've yet to sort through your fridge, just a reminder, you'll need to throw out all dairy, meat, poultry,
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fish and eggs. they can only last in a refrigerator for four hours without power, and in the freezer for 24 to 48 hours. remember, you can't rely on how frozen food smells or looks. the key is whether it still has ice crystals on it. if so, you can refreeze or cook it. and if you're just not sure, it's better to play it safe and throw it away. i'm dr. holly phillips. >> announcer: "cbs healthwatch" sponsored by the new 100% natural no calorie sweetener new nectresse. the 100% natural no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. new nectresse. sweetness naturally. till you finish your vegetables. [ clock ticking ] [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. could've had a v8. or...try kids boxes!
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i'm sorry, i'm being told that's not accurate. >> wow. now we're talking. and the number one good thing about voting early, ladies and gentlemen -- >> honestly, don't you want this election over with already? >> yes, we do. >> cbs's undercover boss is back. this morning ceo mitchell modell shows us what he learned from workers at his family goods sporting business. >> we'll ask this native new yorker about the impact of superstorm sandy on "cbs this morning." your local news is coming up next. ,,,,,,,,
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald it's 8:25. we're following some breaking news in san francisco. there's been a fatal incident inside a muni tunnel. trains are stopped in both directions. anne makovec is live at montgomery station with the latest. anne. >> reporter: yeah, a lot of emergency personnel around the montgomery station right now. if we take a look above from chopper 5, right now above the scene near the embarcadero, a lot of confused commuters trying to figure out how to get around this mess. this is a video that we shot inside of the tunnel about 15 minutes ago. we were the first crew on scene. from what we understand, a man was walking on the tracks underground in the tunnel between the powell station and the montgomery station. and by the time the train conductor saw him, he was right up on him, hit him. the victim died at the scene.
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the coroner will have to remove the body before the trains can move again. you can ride bart for free around this area and they are still working on other contingency plans. live in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> cbs 5 traffic reporter elizabeth wenger will have more on the alternate routes in just 90 seconds. ,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. there are major muni delays right now into and out of downtown. underground service shut down
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temporarily from west portal to embarcadero due to a fatality. bart will honor your muni passes this morning. here's lawrence. >> good morning. happy friday. lots of sunshine coming our way a few clouds continuing to drift overhead for today, as well. but it looks like a nice dry day outside on this friday. setting the stage for a great weekend as high pressure builds in overhead. still, a few clouds in the skies but temperatures still in the 60s and a few 70s by the afternoon. looking out over the next few days, the weekend is going to be great. lots of sunshine, maybe even some 80s by sunday with an offshore wind continuing into monday. finally we'll cool down into the latter part of next week. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com ,,,,,,,,
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." this is breezy point queens, the seaside neighborhood where a fire destroyed more than 100 homes and storm surge ruined many others. this morning we're continuing our coverage of the cleanup and recovery after super storm sandy. ben tracy went looking for an open gas station and found it in manahawkin, new jersey. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. we did find gas here in manahawkin, new jersey. i'm not sure how long it's going to last. they've had a pretty steady stream of folks through here this morning. the reason for that is 60% of the gas stations in new jersey are closed. on new york's lon island it's 70% of the gas station. that's, of course, causing long lines, a lot of panic buying. people lining up at some places for miles. drivers, not a lot of patients as the pumps are running out.
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there have been reports of some drivers getting into fist fights. there have been reports of people cutting each other off. they have to bring the police in in some places just to keep order. the interesting thing about this is this is not just a shortage of fuel. it's a shortage of power. without electricity you can't get gas from the pumps, run the cash registers or keep the lights on at the gas stations. that's causing manned at neighboring gas stations. getting fuel to the stations that are open, that is a challenge as well. the big question is how long is this going to last? without the power on, many of these gas stations will remain closed, and the power companies are trying to bring the power back up across the region. but they say that it could be a week or more before we see the power back on in some places. and until that happens, you're looking at gas stations that are going to be either closed or running short on fuel.
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charlie and gayle? >> super storm sandy is restarting an old debate over climate change and its effect on the weather. with us, professor michio cac que kaku, a climate change expert. his book "physics of the future" was a "new york times" best ze seller. welcome. >> glad to be on. >> here is the question. is there a connection between global warming and hurricane sandy? >> there is a connection, but there is is no smoking gun. you can't say, a-ha, there's a direct link between san dand global warming. however, the energy that the earth receives from the sun, the energy that drives hurricane sandy is going to be increased by global warming. the waters of the caribbean and the gulf of mexico which is the energy source of hurricanes is five degrees fahrenheit, heighter than normal in certain areas. that's the energy source driving global warming and driving
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hurricanes. >> therefore, global warming is responsible for the increasing frequency of bad hurricanes but not necessarily every one. >> that's right. on average -- also realize that sea levels have risen about a foot in a century. that means that storm surges could become much more ferocious because of that fact. global warming is a misnomer. it's not really a uniform warming of the earth, it's global swing. in other words, the weather on steroids. think of 100 year fires, droughts, hurricanes. that could be a new way of life in the future because there's more energy circulating in the atmosphere. >> you say, professor, this is really so much bigger than a hurricane, than a storm. you think it's much bigger than that? >> it's bigger because it was a collision of three large air masses. a hurricane collided with a jet stream. it went all the way down to
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florida. cold air from the arctic and warm air from the caribbean area, hotter than normal, the collision of those two morphed into an animal we've never seen before. this hybrid storm which then became the hurricane from hell. >> is it a trend? would you use the word trend? >> it could be a trend. in other words, the take-away factor from this interview could be that we could be seeing a new way of life and we may have to get used to the fact that glaciers are receding, that the north polar region is shrinking and spinning, that summers are getting longer and that tropical diseases are spreading north and that we could have more energized monster storms by the warming of the caribbean and the gulf. >> as you know, mayor bloomberg stepped forward and endorsed president obama because he raised the question that the impact of hurricane sandy had put in stark, very clear what the choices were coming up in
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this political campaign. tell me what you think the political questions are about this. >> well, whether you're for romney or obama, i think it should be on the national agenda. this is an issue that is of national importance. there could be other worse hurricanes waiting to happen, and we don't need another monster hurricane. >> can we prepare for them? >> well, in the short term. we can start to think about seawalls and other factors that the europeans are already undergoing. the city of venice, the city of london, many other great european cities are already making short-term fixes. long term we have to think about renewable energy sources and perhaps driving down the cost -- >> is it my impression -- i do have this impression, you correct me or not, that you have changed your mind with respect to global warming. >> that's right. i used to be a skeptic. i used to say, come on. the earth is so big, we are so small. then you look at the indicators, the fact that all the glaciers
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are receding. we have wacky weather. we have hundred-year storms that are now the, quote, new norm. we have to realize the trends are all in one direction. there's no trend in the other direction. all trends are in the direction of the heating of the earth, the energizing of the atmosphere which provides the energy of hurricanes. >> what percentage of respective scientists believe as you do now, what's the percentage of scientific opinion about what you just said? >> i think it's near unanimous. you really have to hunt very carefully for any kind of skeptic. most of the skeptics just like myself have changed their opinion and realize it's a real tangible effect. we are completing the dots, even though there's no a-ha moment when one storm is closed by global warming. >> all right, professor kaku, nice to have you here. when we come back, mitchell modell, his company took in over $6 million. he shaved his head, got on a
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you generally have what they have? >> we don't carry the high-end sneakers here. we get asked for them at least three times a week. we have like a help desk called the call center. we call the call center and we just don't get them. >> does that happen often? how is business here. >> something about this guy. something about the questions he's asked me. >> do you have the sizes? >> don't have them all. it has to go to the distribution center in the bronx here. >> does that happen often? >> ceo mitchell modell goes incognito on the full season premier of "undercover boss." >> he runs modell's, the oldest
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sports retailer in america. how are you doing? >> how are you doing? >> you were such a great undercover boss. i thought how in the world are they going to disguise you? you have a very distinct look and voice. were you thinking they were going to recognize you right away? >> that was the biggest concern. i figured the only way they had a possibility of not catching me was shaving my head completely bald. >> i was thinking it must have been a life-changing life. you had employees who said management doesn't care, they don't pay enough. they don't understand what we do. how did that affect you? >> it was life changing. we call them associates. we don't call them employees. when you work with your associates on the front line, you find out things that in your wildest imagination you never find out about. and it was life changing for me. >> how so? >> well, we changed a lot of processes in our company, the way we even look at our associates. we never had a formalized
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training in terms of recognizing top performers. when you looked at some of these associates, how dedicated and caring and talented they were, it showed us great opportunities. >> why did it take this for you to discover that? >> that's why i said i failed miserably. sometimes at ceo you look at things at 30,000 feet where at the end of the day it's all about people. we always say our associates are number one. if anything, this really testifies that, you know, our dna is all about our associates. >> i got the impression that you felt even embarrassed and badly about how the company was run when you get down to the it inity and greatity. why do you call them associates instead of employees? >> because i don't like the word employees. we're associated with each other. we don't believe in chain of command of. it's mitchell, not mr. modell. >> how will you make sure the things that were life changing for you have sustainability, that they will continue? >> for example, in our
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distribution center, i still have a direct contact with kirk, the truck driver and chris, the shipping clerk, and we get reports on moopthly basis to find out what are the problems, the obstacles and the frustrations. we ask them to list the solutions and it's a team with my coo and vp of distribution, you want to make sure we do the right thing for our associates. >> what's the impact of hurricane sandy on your business? >> it's a disaster. as of right now we have 22 stores that are closed. we lost two stores burks thank god all of our associates are safe. that's all we're concerned about. a lot of people still don't have electricity, but thank god everyone is safe. >> how long before you'll be back to normal in your judgment? >> hopefully in about a week. >> so your associates can get to the charge? >> yeah. we'll run vans from the boroughs to move people in to make sure they have a place to work. >> we know you're a diehard new yorker and support all the new
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york sports teams. what are your thoughts about the marathon running on sunday? good thing, bad thing? >> i see all the politicking going on. i believe in the mayor. i think the mayor makes great decisions. i believe in the police commissioner. i guess they see it as a major platform internationally to say that new york is back. but at the same time you feel such a pain for these families that lost some of their family members and lost their homes. without electric, and it's heartbreaking. it's a tough decision. >> i have to say i was so touched by -- after i watched the episode -- i was watching with a group of people. i said you could feel like crying because you could really feel your humanity with the employees you enter arkted with. how did that change you? i'm curious about how it changed you. >> any time i look at an associate, i look at them in a completely different manner. before when i'd walk into a store, i might wave. now i walk up and say hello, how are you doing?
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i got me closer with them. i spend a lot of time in the stores. this definitely taught me a lesson that instead of a wave, even if you just smile and say hello, it goes a long way. >> at one point you said the best thing for me i'm waddling around like a walrus. i'm making a declaration that i'm going to change my weight and change my life. >> you have to give me a couple more months. my wife is on my case, god bless her. >> mitchell modell, you can watch the season premier of "undercover boss" tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central on cbs. a long and devastating week for super storm sandy victims. we've seen remarkable bravery and kindness in response to the devastation. we'll share a few of those moments when "cbs this morning" continues. ,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,
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here's a very graphic example of never underestimate the force of mother nature up. see the foundation of a home in union city, new jersey. the camera pans over. this is where the house ended up. after hurricane sandy. wow. trouble and tragedy, as you know, can certainly bring a community together. we've seen many moving examples of that this week. michelle miller has some examples of not so random acts of kindness. >> reporter: tans knee yan born berita was back on kitchen duty. she reigned alone as top chef. you were the only one cooking? >> yes. >> reporter: how many people did you cook for? 9400. >> reporter: the covenant house resident whipped up 1200 meals a day for two days straight. but she was far from the only
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one who went beyond the call of duty. >> i was a little bit afraid because i thought the water was actually going to come here, into our building. >> reporter: on a chaotic night, lisa denslow was charged with keeping it together for 30 0 deans, young mothers and their infants. by late tuesday she and a few 72 hours without a break.re than don't you have families? don't you have responsibilities? >> i do but my family understands. >> reporter: already filled to capacity, and with even more homeless teens seeking shelter from the storm, volunteers answered the call. >> the nature of this organization, people do it as a labor of love. >> reporter: that feeling is contagious. all across the region. in new jersey where 1.6 million people remain in the dark, strangers offered strangers a free charge. in manhattan, a doctor provided free medical care. and at least one restaurant fed the hungry. on this night for free.
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for berita who says at 14 her uncle kept her a virtual slave following the death of her mother, there was never a doubt about what she needed to do for her friends. is this a family to you? >> i feel like it's my family. >> reporter: a family that weathered the storm together. for "cbs this morning," michelle miller, new york. >> i never, charlie, get tired of hearing those kind of stories because it shows over and over again that we are more alike than we are different. when it gets down to it, people really want to help and are basically good. >> they do it without needing attention. they do it because that's what they do. >> no strings attached. >> norah, come back. we miss you. >> thanks to michelle miller, who's brought us many stories of the heroes of this storm. she's done a wonderful job reporting this week. >> she really has. >> that does it for us. let's take a look back at the week that was. an incredible week. have a great weekend. sweel you on monday.
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>> 7 p.m. today -- >> i think all of our mothers taught us, if we could avoid it, don't be stupid. go to higher, safer ground. >> 50 million people could be affected by this storm's path. >> stay there during the storm. if you're not, get somewhere safe. >> you're watching hurricane sandy along the northeast coast. >> we have seen the rain and wind pick up significantly here in atlantic city. >> behind me, about 20 feet of beach has been swallowed up by high tide. >> in ocean city, maryland, high tide is just an hour from now. >> nation's largest transit system shut down last night. >> how many people have been moved? >> almost 400,000 people. >> the last time the market was closed was september 11th. >> is this storm strengthening? >> unfortunately, norah, it is. >> hey, guys! >> oh, my gosh. >> wow. >> that wave came roaring over. we'll get to higher ground and cover the story. >> the storm is blamed for 92 deaths in the united states. >> it's a major disaster in new jersey. we have 2.4 million households
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without power. >> waves as high as the boardwalk. >> not what we were expecting. >> vibrant coastal communities with beach fronts that look more like ship wrecks. >> it's the worst thing that happened since 9/11. >> not a single building on breezy point was left unscathed. >> we heard a boom then another boom. >> 670,000 people are without power in new york city and westchester county. >> policemen, firemen, trying to get about 200 people out. one was a 29-week-old premature baby, swaddled, gentry carried. >> this is what you get on the flipside of hurricane sandy. >> nearly 20,000 flight cancellations. >> floodwaters rushed into the brooklyn battery tunnel and inundated new jersey. >> as much as the water is going down, we're two levels worth of water before we get to the tracks? >> absolutely. >> drivers have been waiting for
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up to three hours to gas up. >> look at these lines of cars. >> the global wine shortage is predicted. bad news for charlie. and this morning -- >> my power knows no boundaries. >> new york has gone through terrible times. typical new yorkers to try to make a party out of it. >> mayor michael bloomberg says the race will go on. >> it's a great event for new york. >> okay, you ran in 1994. why haven't you run since then? >> that was at least 45 pounds ago. this is one of those things where they get in the back of the mayor's office and say, who are we? >> people are scared during this time. having a president on the ground makes all the sense in the world. >> i promise, you'll be okay. >> new jersey is a tough place. we'll dig out from under and we'll be back. >> we clean up, get back to normal and we go on. >> whole family lost everything, but we'll figure it out. we have to. we have nowhere else to go. >> if you're interested in helping relief efforts, here are some phone numbers to call.,,,,,
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there's been a fatal incidet >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald it's 8:55. a major traffic issue in san francisco. there's been a fatal incident inside a muni tunnel. trains are stopped in both directions. anne makovec is live at the montgomery station with more. anne. >> reporter: emergency personnel are still on scene and the body is still on the tracks. the person was hit on the tracks between powell and montgomery. they shut down the inbounded and outbound service. the coroner will come in to look at the body before they move trains again. this is chopper 5. this is above a transfer station at church and duboce. a lot of confused commuters are being off the muni system. if you have a muni ticket, you can ride for free on bart. they are trying to help everybody get around between that transfer station and with
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bus bridges. but do expect a slow commute through downtown san francisco if you are riding public transportation. live in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. elizabeth will have more on the alternate routes when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. once again our big traffic
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story muni underground shut down betweenwest portal and embarcadero. bart is honoring muni tickets. no estimated time when the scene will be cleared. that's traffic. here's lawrence. >> good morning, and happy friday. lots of sunshine coming our way a few clouds continuing to drift overhead for today as well but it looks like a nice dry day outside on this friday. setting the stage for a great weekend as high pressure really builds in overhead. still, a few clouds moving across our skies but temperatures still in the 60s and 70s by the afternoon. looking out over the next few days, the weekend is going to be great. lots of sunshine, maybe even some 80s by sunday with an offshore wind. that continuing into monday. finally it looks like we'll cool down as we head into the latter part of next week. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com ,,,,,,
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